Richard Murray, MD

Family Medicine



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Rutgers University, New Jersey


Universidad Guadalajara, Mexico


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Board Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Appointments:

Mountainside Independent Physicians Association, President

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Academic Appointments:

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

RWJ St. Barnabas Health, Livingston, NJ

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Dr. Richard Murray Eases Patient Experience for Native Spanish Speakers

“As a family physician, you become involved in patients’ lives. It’s not just taking care of their problems; it’s getting to know them as people.”

Medical terminology can sound foreign enough, so when you’re not a native English speaker, it can be challenging to understand your physician’s explanations and instructions. Dr. Richard Murray takes away the stress by speaking to many of his patients in Spanish. “I treat a significant number of Spanish families,” he says. “Most of them don’t speak any English. But even those who speak English are more comfortable when communicating in their native language.”

Dr. Murray had a lifelong desire to be a doctor. “I knew it from the time that I was in grammar school,” he says. When it came time to choose a specialty, he selected family medicine for its diversity and the opportunity to see all different types of health problems. He maintained an independent practice in Verona before merging with Vanguard. “We came together based on the fact that we knew each other’s personalities and styles, and had a common goal to put the patient first,” he says.

“At Vanguard, we have a number of services that allow us to treat our patients in-house,” he says. “We offer full family medical care, pediatrics, gynecology, X-ray and ultrasound facilities on-site, sports medicine, psychiatric services, and diabetes and nutrition consultations. It’s a team approach to health care.”

Dr. Murray most enjoys his interactions with patients. “Getting to know them, and helping them, is what motivates me every day.”

When he’s not working, Dr. Murray enjoys golf. He also is an avid woodworker.


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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Sep 19, 2017

Dr Murray has always been friendly and courteous to me over the last 9 years. I have referred him and your office to many people.

Sep 18, 2017

Dr Murray was friendly and efficient

Sep 14, 2017

I have a lot of confidence in *Dr. Murray.

Sep 07, 2017

The care provider may appear to be brusque to some; however, I have no difficulties with this provider.

Sep 05, 2017

I was cared for by a doctor who had never visited with me before, and I came in to have a rash examined which ultimately was diagnosed as shingles

Aug 31, 2017

All of my visits to this facility have always been conducted in a courteous, professional, and personal manner.

Aug 31, 2017

I've been seeing Dr. Murray for years and have often referred him to friends.

Aug 27, 2017

Dr. Murray always does a great job!

Aug 15, 2017

I have been going to Dr. Murray for about 15 years. Even after I moved 30 minutes away I still continue to come to see him. He is kind, caring, very personable. He makes you feel at home and comfortable has an amazing bed side manner.

Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Murray and the PA were both extremely polite and caring. It was an easy and relaxing experience.

Aug 09, 2017

I like Dr. Murray, and have been his patient for many years.

Aug 09, 2017

I saw both a medical intern and a doctor. Both were extremely kind, professional, and made me feel at ease.

Aug 08, 2017

*Dr. Murray always takes the time to discuss any problems, listens to me and is very thorough.

Aug 04, 2017

I LOVE *Dr. Murray!

Jul 25, 2017

Dr Murray is a concerned, compassionate and thorough Dr. He never rushes you and always hears you out.

Jul 24, 2017

*Dr. Murray is always a great doctor to have.

Jul 23, 2017

have always recommended vanguard in the past

Jul 22, 2017

been a satisfied patient over 30 years

Jul 22, 2017

I have been a patient of Dr Richard Murray for over 10yrs my 3 sisters go to him as well. He is always there to answer question and overall a doctor who is there to listen and find answers for you.

Jul 20, 2017

appointment was a physical and no medications involved